Wednesday, April 4th, 7:00pm
Peabody Museum of Natural History Auditorium, 170 Whitney Ave
Please join us for this special pre-festival screening in partnership with the Peabody Museum of Natural History in the lead up to the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, which runs April 9th - April 15th.
Enjoy Your Meal! follows the origin of a meal prepared by renowned chefs. The film traces not only where the ingredients are coming from, but stresses also the impact on local life. Soy beans, the main food for pigs, grow mostly in Brazil on huge tracts of land, right next to an Indian tribe. As a result, their natural habitat changes drastically. Prawns from the Philippines are cultivated by a former banker, seeing his dreams come true, but at the cost of the local fishermen. Sugar snaps in Kenya are massively exported to Europe. A visit to the land where they are grown shows the reality and how it brings people to desperate actions.
Yet, people work hard and try to make a living, mostly without even realizing the long-term impact of this industry to the people and the environment. The food on our plate tells a bigger story than we initially know. A creative documentary about how food changes the world. Enjoy your meal!
Moderated discussion to follow the screening.
Walther Grotenhuis graduated in 1978 at the Dutch Film Academy and has been active in the documentary world from the beginning. In the 80’s, he continuously directed, produced and wrote documentaries for Dutch television channels and governmental organisations, all with a political, social and environmental background. In 1993 he was producer/director of A Truth With Many Faces (NCRV). The film won a Dutch Award for best scenario, was nominated for the ‘Gouden Kalf’ and was awarded as Best Dutch TV documentary of the year. He was also director/producer of Aids: A Woman’s Story (AVRO) which received a Golden Rose nomination (Montreux, Luzern) in 2005. With Enjoy your Meal!, he has written and directed his first independent documentary.
Running Time: 89 Min.
Director: Walther Grotenhuis
· Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
· Colin Beavan, ‘No Impact Man’
· Eating Alabama
· EFFY After Dark
· Enjoy Your Meal!
· Filmmaking Workshop with Andrew Grace
· Surviving Progress
· The Atomic States of America
· The Island President
· The Last Mountain
· The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
· The Whale